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Federal ACA reform turmoil stifles state Medicaid planning

Federal ACA reform turmoil stifles state Medicaid planning

A new survey of state Medicaid directors reveals the planning challenges they face while future funding remains uncertain.
Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

Opioid public health emergency declaration falls short of needed prevention efforts

The president outlined his administration’s plans to prevent opioid overdoses, but according to public health leaders, his plans fall short.

Nov. 9 news: Alcohol cancer risks, flu season predictions, over-the-counters as effective as opioids

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

In the wake of another shooting, APHA gathers for gun violence town hall

Hours after a mass shooting that left at least 26 people dead at a church in Texas, APHA Annual Meeting attendees convened for a town hall event on gun violence on Sunday evening.
Q&A: Attendees excited to connect, engage, act on climate change

Q&A: Attendees excited to connect, engage, act on climate change

From first-time meeting participants to long-time veterans, the excitement is brewing as APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo kicks into high gear.

Nov. 3 news: House to vote on CHIP, tax bill would eliminate deduction, no price tag on opioid solutions

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

Nov. 2 news: First day of ACA enrollment, Heartbeat Protection Act, Puerto Rico’s Medicaid crisis

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

Oct. 27 news: Opioid announcement falls short, Take Back Day collects unused meds, Puerto Rico environmental health crisis

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

Oct. 26 news: Opioid crisis a public health emergency, third mumps vaccine dose, medication-assisted opioid treatment

Check out today's public health news for Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.

Oct. 23 news: HIV epidemic, cigarette taxes, EPA’s new direction on toxic chemicals

Check out today's public health news for Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

Oct. 20 news: TBI laws effective, pollution’s 9 million deaths, permit laws and gun violence, abortion rate declines

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Oct. 17 news: No progress on CHIP, potential for nasty flu season, legal marijuana saving lives

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.